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PROMISES, PROMISES to Play Final Broadway Performance on Sunday, January 2, 2011
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2010

The producers of PROMISES, PROMISES announced today that the smash hit, Tony Award-winning revival will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, January 2, 2011, having played 30 preview and 291 regular performances. The show's stars Sean Hayes, Kristin Chenoweth, Tony Goldwyn, Dick Latessa and Molly Shannon have all extended their contracts for an additional week to ring in the New Year. PROMISES, PROMISES is expected to recoup its investment in the coming weeks with complete details to be announced at that time. In addition the producers are excited to announce that discussions have begun for a possible tour of this new production of PROMISES, PROMISES, with more details to follow. PROMISES, PROMISES, directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford with Neil Simon's funny and touching book and Burt Bacharach and Hal David's hit-packed score, began previews at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) Saturday, March 27, 2010, and since it opened Sunday, April 25, 2010, has been one of Broadway's top grossing shows week after week. (more...)

Photo Coverage: PROMISES, PROMISES on Fallon's 'Broadway Week!'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2010

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier, on September 13, 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' launched its first ever LNJF Broadway Week. The week will showcase all the biggest hits the Great White Way has to offer, from pounding punk rock to 60s swing. Each night this week, Jimmy will welcome a different Broadway musical to the Late Night studios. (more...)

Photo Flash: Degeneres' PROMISES Footage to Air 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2010

As reported previously, Ellen Degeneres made a surprise cameo in PROMISES, PROMISES September 7, performing alongside Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth. Footage from her surprise performance will air September 15 on the season premiere of her show on NBC. (more...)

Molly Shannon to Join PROMISES, PROMISES for 11 Weeks Starting Oct. 12th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2010

The producers of PROMISES, PROMISES are thrilled to announce that 'Saturday Night Live' alumnus and 'Superstar' Molly Shannon will make her Broadway debut in the smash hit musical comedy as Marge MacDougall for a limited 11 week run from Tuesday, October 12, 2010 through Sunday, December 26, 2010. This new production of PROMISES, PROMISES, directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford with Neil Simon's funny and touching book and Burt Bacharach and Hal David's hit-packed score, began previews at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) Saturday, March 27, 2010, and opened on Sunday, April 25, 2010. (more...)

DeGeneres Makes a Surprise Cameo in PROMISES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2010

Last night, September 7, Ellen DeGeneres made a surprise cameo in PROMISES, PROMISES as the 'Nurse' in Act 1, performing alongside Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth. The cameo was orchestrated as a promo for the upcoming season of her talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres show. In a move that surprised everyone, her walk-on was kept under wraps until her debut last night, with media not being alerted until midnight following the performance. (more...)

Finneran Announces Pregnancy; Departs PROMISES Oct. 10, 2010
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2010

It has been a banner year for PROMISES, PROMISES' Katie Finneran. Her critically acclaimed performance as Marge MacDougall in the smash hit musical comedy PROMISES, PROMISES swept the 2010 awards season winning her the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award. On Sunday, August 22, Ms. Finneran married long time companion Darren Goldstein (Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson), and now the couple has announced that they are expecting a child this winter. It is with best wishes that the producers of PROMISES, PROMISES announced today that Tony Award winner Katie Finneran will play her final performance in the smash hit musical comedy on Sunday, October 10, 2010. This new production of PROMISES, PROMISES, directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford with Neil Simon's funny and touching book and Burt Bacharach and Hal David's hit-packed score, began previews at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) Saturday, March 27, 2010, and opened on Sunday, April 25, 2010. Casting for Broadway's next Marge MacDougall will be announced shortly. (more...)

Chenoweth Extends in PROMISES; To Exit with Hayes 12/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2010

The producers of the Tony Award-winning production of PROMISES, PROMISES are thrilled to announce that Tony and Emmy Award winner and 2010 Emmy nominee Kristin Chenoweth has extended her run in the smash hit musical comedy for three additional months. Kristin Chenoweth and her Tony-nominated and Emmy Award-winning co-star Sean Hayes will play their final performance together in PROMISES, PROMISES on Sunday, December 26, 2010. (more...)

Photo Flash: Two Boots Celebrates PROMISES, PROMISES With A Slice Of Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2010

Two Boots Pizza and MJS LIVE, Inc. are pleased to announce this month's A SLICE OF BROADWAY, a celebration of Broadway's finest at NY's Pizza Pioneers Two Boots Pizza devoted especially to Broadway's hit musical PROMISES, PROMISES. (more...)

Photo Coverage: PROMISES, PROMISES Celebrates Cast Album Release at Barnes & Noble
by Walter McBride - Jun 25, 2010

Yesterday, June 24, Sean Hayes, Kristin Chenoweth, Tony Goldwyn, Katie Finneran and Dick Latessa hosted a special 'Talk Back' and Q&A sessions as well as a CD signing in celebration of the new Broadway cast recording of Promises, Promises at Barnes and Noble in Lincoln Triangle. The Cast album is available now via online and retail outlets. BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the event and brings you coverage below. (more...)

PROMISES, PROMISES Cast Celebrates CD at Barnes And Noble 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2010

Promises, Promises Sean Hayes, Kristin Chenoweth, Katie Finneran, Tony Goldwyn, and Dick Latessa will be at Barnes & Noble on June 24 at 5PM for a performance and CD signing of the new Promises, Promises Cast Recording. (more...)

Photo Coverage: PROMISES, PROMISES CD Release Party!
by Peter James Zielinski - Jun 23, 2010

Yesterday, June 22, Sean Hayes, Kristin Chenoweth, Tony Goldwyn, Katie Finneran and Dick Latessa hosted a special 'Talk Back' and Q&A sessions as well as a CD signing in celebration of the new Broadway cast recording of Promises, Promises (available now via online and retail outlets. BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the event. (more...)

Samonsky to Replace Thorell in TITANIC Concert 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2010

Andrew Samonsky will replace Clarke Thorell in the role of third-class passenger Jim Farrell in the June 21 benefit concert of TITANIC, Grace Notes reported today. In this role, Samonsky will perform the new song 'Three Days' in its New York debut. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sean Hayes on David Letterman
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2010

PROMISES, PROMISES Star Sean Hayes appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman last night, June 11. (more...)

Samonsky to Replace Thorell in TITANIC Concert 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2010

Andrew Samonsky will replace Clarke Thorell in the role of third-class passenger Jim Farrell in the June 21 benefit concert of TITANIC, Grace Notes reported today. In this role, Samonsky will perform the new song 'Three Days' in its New York debut. (more...)

RIALTO CHATTER: Chenoweth to Depart PROMISES 9/26?; Returns to GLEE Next Season
by Rialto Chatter - Jun 10, 2010

According to published reports, Kristin Chenoweth has confirmed that she will be departing PROMISES, PROMISES on September 26, 2010 and head back onto the GLEE set to film additional guest appearances. (more...)

TITANIC Benefit Completes Cast; Additional Song Added
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2010

The June 21 benefit concert of Broadway's Titanic has announced final casting and a song to make its New York debut. The benefit, which supports the New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC), will take place in NYSEC's 800-seat Concert Hall, located at 2 W. 64th St. at Central Park West. Tickets, priced $15-20, are available at or by telephone at 212-352-3101. The concert is part of an evening of programming that includes a preshow talkback at 6:30, the presentation of the musical at 7:30, and a VIP reception after the performance. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Chenoweth & Hayes Perform on 'The View!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 03, 2010

Today, June 3, PROMISES, PROMISES stars Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes appeared on The View to talk all things Broadway, the Tonys - which Hayes will host on June 13 - and more. The pair closed the show by performing 'I'll Never Fall in Love Again.' Check out their performance below! (more...)

PROMISES, PROMISES Cast To Appear At Barnes And Noble 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2010

Promises, Promises Sean Hayes, Kristin Chenoweth, Katie Finneran, Tony Goldwyn, and Dick Latessa will be at Barnes & Noble on June 24 at 5PM for a performance and CD signing of the new Promises, Promises Cast Recording. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Back to PROMISES, PROMISES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2010

On her Twitter, Kristin Chenoweth writes 'I'm coming back to show tonight. Not well, but better. :).' Understudy Sarah Jane Everman has been playing the role of Fran Kubelik while Chenoweth recovers from what she's described as 'Throat infection I think and terrible acid reflux.' (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Out of PROMISES, PROMISES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2010

On her Twitter, Kristin Chenoweth writes ' I am sick and out of show tonight! So devestated.' Understudy Sarah Jane Everman went on as Fran Kubelik this evening. (more...)

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